Menstrual cycle-related exacerbation of disease.

@article{Pinkerton2010MenstrualCE,
  title={Menstrual cycle-related exacerbation of disease.},
  author={JoAnn V. Pinkerton and Christine J. Guico-Pabia and Hugh S. Taylor},
  journal={American journal of obstetrics and gynecology},
  year={2010},
  volume={202 3},
  pages={221-31}
}
Exacerbation of common medical and mental health disorders at specific phases of the menstrual cycle is a prevalent phenomenon. Although the precise cause is unclear, studies implicate complex interactions between the immune and neuroendocrine systems. The menstrual cycle also is a trigger for the onset of depressive disorders, including premenstrual dysphoric disorder, a disorder specific to the luteal phase of the menstrual cycle, and depression associated with the transition to menopause… CONTINUE READING
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